Midterm Elections: Opportunity Cost, Not Livelihoods Lost in North Dakota — Panjiva


Midterm Elections: Opportunity Cost, Not Livelihoods Lost in North Dakota

Ags - Grains/Beans 162 China 1758 Cons. Staples - Food/Beverages 395 Elections 51 Tariffs 1169 U.S. 3297

The Trump administration’s trade policies are having a knock-on effect for the forthcoming midterm elections at the state level, with tariffs on Chinese exports and resulting retaliation featuring in the Senate candidates’ debate in North Dakota. That’s surprising given North Dakota is the least exposed U.S. state to exports to China. Only 0.86% of the state’s exports in the 12 months to Aug. 31 went to China. The focus in North Dakota has been on soybeans though, where China accounted for 60.5% of North Dakota’s $56.2 million of exports in the past 12 months. Yet, with China buying its ...

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